Round Up Week 47
There are busy times in the world of online slots. The week of November 16-22 was a big one for new releases, many of which came from big name providers. NetEnt, Yggdrasil , Blueprint, and Red Tiger all had contributions to make last week. Let's dive in and find out which games are now available for you to play. New slots in November 2018 are getting bigger and better!
Get ready to meet the Vikings from NetEnt
A new NetEnt slot release is always a good thing to know about. Last week they delivered Viking Slots s, a video slot with some detailed characters appearing in the opening image alone. If you're a fan of a certain TV show of the same name, no doubt you will recognize them all. This game is already doing big business across NetEnt-powered casinos, so if you haven't yet seen it, it's just a matter of time before it lands in a casino you're familiar with.
The game features various elements such as a Shield Wall, Hot Spots for Scatter Pays, and Raid Spins. It also packs in some dramatic imagery, confirming NetEnt's ability to deliver on any theme. The five reels appear on what looks like a battlefield, and while it isn't that detailed, it certainly brings with it a sense of drama.
You will notice some characters appear in larger format too. That can be useful when you're searching for prizes over the 243 betways available in the game. Look out for three of those Raid Spins icons though, because they give way to a much larger game screen to play on. It covers seven reels and five rows, delivering a massive 78,125 betways! Is that the biggest number we've ever seen in play? We think so.
While it helps to be a fan of Vikings if you decide to play this game, it's not necessary. We don't watch it, but we were drawn in by the detailed and dramatic gameplay here. With lots of superb imagery and assorted features going on, this is one new slot for November 2018 that you won't want to miss.
Who is Baron Samedi? Yggdrasil has the answer
Baron Samedi, hmm… what do we know about this character? A quick glance at the image for this new slot release from Yggdrasil reveals a man with skeletal makeup on. He also carries with him a staff that uses a skull at its top. Complete the image with feathers, a mystical green mist, and a dark setting, and it's clear this game gives us a darker theme than many other slots produce.
The game features a formulaic 5 x 3 reel set with 25 lines to bet on, but the game itself is anything but formulaic. You can collect card features as you play, all of which are kept in the Card Book. You can refer to this as you go along. It's good to collect cards because they can earn you some Extra Free Spins. Each card features a bonus element too, so who knows how promising those spins could be once you've earned them.
The game screen offers a table setting where candles are burning, and cards are spread around. This adds to the mystery and drama of the slot, and we think it could be another reason why players are going to love Baron Samedi. It may be based on a theme we have seen before, but it could well be one of the most appealing versions of it. Try it yourself and see.
Rabcat triggers a Crystal Rift
A Crystal Rift Slots doesn't sound like something to get excited about. It sounds more like the end of the world to us. But since this is the name of a new slot from Rabcat, we thought we should check it out. With the crystal theme mentioned in the title, it is no surprise to see various crystal forms in the game itself. Sparkling in red, blue, green, and more, you will also see a silvery crystal as a wild (it's labeled too, making it simple to spot). It's good to see, especially as it replaces everything else in the game.
The game differs from many other crystal-themed games by introducing two grids - a Basic Grid and a Super Grid. Winning combinations unlock the Bonus Falls Feature, much the same you've seen in other games but very welcome nonetheless.
This is one of those games that looks like something you've seen before until you play it. The addition of a Wild Grid, chosen randomly prior to each spin, means there are always some surprises in store. The game is already doing well at numerous casinos offering Rabcat games. Could this be one of their most popular titles yet?
Booming Games unleashes a Barnyard Twister!
This sounds like a great game even before we tell you anything more about it, doesn't it? The mention of a barnyard gives us the setting before we view the screen. Mind you, we were not expecting to see a huge bale of hay rolling along with the icons on it. The presentation shows you the 5 x 5 format of icons you will see on each spin. No need to count paylines - we can reveal there are 25 of them in store.
Since we are in a farmyard, it's not a surprise to see pigs, cows, hens, and sheep appearing in various positions on the reels. And since we have a twister theme, we can also expect to see a little twister appearing during a spin too. This can trigger the Rotator Feature. You must find three twisters on the reels in one spin to unlock this. It makes all the symbols in view rotate into new positions. That might allow new wins to be formed, so it is well worth looking out for. We haven't seen anything like it in a game before.
Barnyard Twister also has a neat free spins feature. You will get three free spins when it is triggered. Not many, you might think. No… but you will only need to find one scatter - labeled 3FS - to get those spins. Very nice!
Primal Megaways is released by Blueprint Gaming
Blueprint Gaming has some cool titles in its back catalog. We have another cool one to add here too, thanks to the release of Primal Megaways. It does feature a primal theme, with people carrying spears and a woolly mammoth featuring in the opening image.
The game is bigger than you'd think too, with six reels and a stone-like appearance given to the icons appearing on them. That mammoth can show up covering more than one spot on a reel. Other symbols cover more than one position too, so you might get a good mix of symbols appearing on every spin here.
The general format gives you a 6 x 6 grid, with up to 46,566 Megaways in action. The number of ways you can win will depend on each spin and its outcome. The free spins feature is not your average free spins feature either. There are wild multipliers on offer there, including a chance to multiply wins by up to a massive 243x. You can also collect symbols to garner further free spins. The paw print is the wild for the game. Meanwhile, the Primal Bonus feature awarding from 10 to 30 free spins with varying multipliers depending on how many bonus icons show up in the triggering spin.
With thousands of ways to win on each potential spin, we expect Primal Megaways to be a monster hit for Blueprint Gaming. Could it also be a new format we'll see in other slots from this provider soon?
Thunderkick introduces us to Rocket Fellas Inc
November 22nd saw a few new releases last week, and one of them was Rocket Fellas Inc. Two rockets - each bearing a smile - are featured on the logo for the game. That same logo also shows a fist, but it doesn't tell us much about what to expect from the actual game. Thunderkick rarely disappoints though, so let's see what it might hold in store for us.
It looks to be an explosive game with sticky wilds appearing on some of the reel positions. The reel set gives us a larger 5 x 4 matrix to contend with too. Another plus in its favor, perhaps? The fist can appear in various positions, and you should also watch out for some characters to appear, carrying dynamite, shovels, and a pick ax or two. This looks like a mining-themed game with a few differences, especially since it has a Viking look about it in places.
Watch out for that rocket though, because it can appear on the leftmost reel and fly across the reels too if you're lucky. It changes into a wild and can change barrels on the same reel into wilds as well. You can win up to 20 free games in Rocket Fellas Inc, and we think those games could lead to even better things as well. Are you ready to meet the Rocket Fellas?
Meet Fat Santa from Push Gaming
Santa Slots is known as a rotund kind of guy, right? He wouldn't look the same any other way. This title from Push Gaming is one of the earlier festive releases for 2018. It takes us to a snowy setting with fir trees, a cabin, and even some gifts dotted around.
The game looks different to how you might expect it to, delivering a 5 x 5 matrix on which you'll see various festive symbols appearing. The usual four playing card suits all appear on baubles, while snowmen, Rudolph, and elves also appear. One screenshot shows the game outside the cabin, while another takes us inside it. This shot also reveals Santa can appear as a larger 2 x 2 icon, at least in the free spins feature this forms part of. Fat Santa himself is wild, as you might suppose, and he replaces everything else too. The Growing Wilds feature is very appealing and can make it easier to score some notable wins.
The game also features a Sleigh Feature with random wilds appearing. Look out for the mince pie wild too, and you'll see this game packs in plenty of entertainment this festive season.
Pirates' Plenty: Sunken Treasure is a treat from Red Tiger
Not another pirate-themed game, you might say. Well, yes, we do have a pirate to meet here, together with his monkey, and he looks to be a frightening pirate too. We don't think he is of this earth, that's for sure. With some fascinating graphics and features to look out for, Pirates' Plenty: Sunken Treasure does deliver some intriguing elements to note. You could say it has plenty to offer.
Map symbols are available for you to collect as you play. these will unlock the Treasure Reel. Once you've done this, the reel will remain unlocked providing you don't change your stake for future spins. This makes it important to choose a stake you are happy to continue with. If you did change it, the reel would lock once again, and you'd need to collect more symbols to unlock it.
A ship in a bottle also features in this game, with four versions each offering their own multiplier value. You can only hope to see these in action if you unlock that Treasure Reel though. As you can see, this is one game with lots of treasure to uncover. Quite right for a slot featuring pirates, wouldn't you say?
Astro Legends: Lyra and Erion comes from Foxium
If you're in the mood for something different to play, check out the Astro Legends Slots slot with its futuristic look and feel. Lyra and Erion are the names of the two main characters in the game, one of whom has a guitar-style keyboard to play. There are plenty of crystals appearing in this one too, so if that is your thing, look at this game as something rather different to try.
You need five or more identical icons to appear in a spin to trigger a prize. That sounds like a lot, but when you see the screen you will understand why. There is a multiplier wild in action too that could be beneficial, but with a Diamond Slots -style appearance, you never know what might appear where.
The format is 1-2-3-3-4-3-3-2-1, so perhaps not like anything you have seen before. The screen looks like an arrowhead of sorts, shown over darkening skies with planets in view. This futuristic and space-filled slot won't be for everyone, but if you are looking for an antidote to the many Christmas Slots that are sure to drop in the next week or two, this could be it. There are varied bonuses and unusual themes here that set this apart from many space-set rivals too. Just another reason to try your luck with Astro Legends today.
Nolimitcity releases the entertaining Ice Ice Yeti
If that title makes you think of Ice Ice Baby, the song, chances are you are right. Nolimitcity has released a game that makes you feel as if you want to wear more layers. The cold blocks of ice forming the title give rise to a reflection of the Yeti too, but while he can appear in this game, he is helpful rather than a hindrance.
You begin the game with a regular 5 x 3 format in action, but this can expand as shown by the additional blocks of ice above and underneath the ones already there. We love the minimalist look of the controls under the reels too - it makes it far easier to focus your attention on the result of each spin.
Ice Ice Yeti Slots introduces a Yeti Shake as a random feature. It is this that introduces further positions that may come into play. The Yeti was always going to appear as a wild icon, but it will give you some respins too - along with blocks of ice triggered to become part of the gaming area. Sticky symbols and four different rascal characters make this game a lot of fun to play. It provides a wintry theme for many, and that could make a refreshing change from other more familiar winter-themed slots coming up soon.
Wild Warriors come to us from Playson
Playson has gone down a different route with their new Wild Warriors slot. While you may have expected a few male warriors appearing in this game, the title image reveals something different. Three female warriors appear, with swords and a bow and arrow in play. You will see all those warriors on the five reels of the game too. Who knows, they may even bring you some prizes.
There are 30 fixed paylines in action, while a Wild Warriors logo can also be found stacked on the reels. Will you be looking out for that? It does appear as a wild, so it might be worth more than you think. The game can award free spins as well, where you can find larger symbols appearing on the reels. One screenshot depicted a 3 x 3 symbol over the final three reels, making it easier to score several wins if the right symbols appear elsewhere too. Will this be a winning game for you? Wild Warriors packs in a nice mix of features that makes it a delight to play, for sure. Watch for the scattered shield to appear, required seven or more times in a spin to unlock those free games. Seven might be hard to find, but it's not impossible in this game.
ChilliPop is the latest delight from Betsoft
What is your reaction when you see a new Betsoft Slots slot game release ready to play? If you're anything like us, you will realize this is a great event and one that is nice to know about. Chilli Pop is a title that reveals the nature of some of the icons in the game. Yes, there are chilies to find here, and you can expect a bright Mexican theme that looks the part when you play.
We've seen a promotional video for this one and it brings a smile to your face from the moment you see those chilies and peppers jumping onto the reels. Watch out though - winning icons will explode, clearing the mess away to reveal new symbols in their places. The mule is the free spins icon, delivering a chance to play some free spins with multiplier values in action as well. Will this be the game you remember? We think so, because the free spins add more positions to the reels too. That means you could win on even more positions as you play. What could happen next? Who knows how far you will go if you get into the ChilliPop Slots mood with Betsoft today?
Guaranteed to appear at various casinos delivering the best in Betsoft games, Chilli Pop is a slot that keeps on delivering.
Blueprint Gaming treats us to Rome: Rise of an Empire
We've been to Rome many times in slot games, haven't we? So, is there room for another game on that topic? Blueprint Gaming thinks so and having seen a glimpse of their new slot game, Rome: Rise of an Empire, we must say we agree.
The Roman setting can only take us to the Coliseum, and it is this we see as the game loads. Five reels appear in the center of the Coliseum itself, with tigers roaring onto the screen and various bonus and wild features cropping up as well. The Coliseum appears as the bonus icon, and the game delivers no less than five bonus features to try. These are all based around the theme, of course, meaning you get the chance to create a 'Biggus Winnus', according to the game itself!
Urn Riches and Uprising are among the tasty bonuses you could get in this game. Furthermore, you might end up with some Volcanic Cash to dig for - a reference to Vesuvius, perhaps? With treasure and some big money to look for as well, there is no end to the thrills in store if you decide to play the new Rome: Rise of an Empire slot today. This is one game that looks set to give great value for players wanting a longer gaming session.
It's Magic from IGT!
Magical slot games are always good fun to play. The magical theme can go in so many different directions, it's easy to find a wide range of games offering diverse takes on this theme. IGT Slots has now released yet another game with a magical theme, as indicated by the title. But is It's Magic going to deliver a memorable experience?
It certainly delivers a crowded game screen, with a 5 x 4 matrix taking up most of the available space. There are treasure chests, a spell book, and a few cute animals appearing on the screen as well. You will also notice a Royal Jackpot and a Grand Jackpot available above those reels. Mind you, even if you do not win those thanks to the long odds, there are plenty of other prizes available in It's Magic.
A wild can appear stretched over an entire reel, with many other symbols able to appear in stacks as well. The Wild Reel feature can appear on any spin, while a magical woman (a princess or magician, perhaps?) can pay for symbols appearing adjacent to her. That's unusual - it takes a few spins to get used to how this works.
You can win between 10 and 16 free games in this feature, giving you the chance to enjoy a few spins at no charge. It remains to be seen whether you manage to get any magical wins in this game, but we think It's Magic is certainly worth a spin or two.
3,888 Ways of the Dragon are introduced by iSoftBet
Dragons Slots are not new to slot games. Some are sweet and innocent, while others breathe fire and should ideally be avoided. You never know which type you will meet in a game based on their appearance. However, 3, 888 Slots Ways of the Dragon reveals a game that works on a much bigger screen than you may expect. Kudos to iSoftBet for delivering another sensational game this month.
As you might assume from the title, you do indeed receive 3,888 ways you could win prizes when you get started. This is made possible thanks to the five-reel format delivering a 3-6-6-6-6 appearance. It's an unusual feature but one we think you will enjoy looking at as you play. The background provides a mountainous image, with the appearance of fire - maybe from the dragons there?
You can expect lots of Chinese coins, gems, turtles, and lanterns on the reels of this slot. There are other icons in play too - ones we think you will appreciate as you play. Watch for the colorful bonus icon to appear, giving you the dragon of the title in all its glory.
Better yet are the free spins that can be won, along with a chance for each one to be a Dragon Spin. We won't spoil the surprise that could come your way if you play that game. We will, however, reveal you can look forward to some entertaining features if you decide to play this game today.
Stellar Jackpots with Silver Lion is delivered by Lightning Box
You will get to meet a silver lion in this game from Lightning Box, just as you would expect to. You get a larger reel set than the usual 5 x 3 matrix as well, with a 5 x 4 matrix in action. And yes, the lion could well leap into place on those spins if you get lucky. Watch for other animals such as hippos and zebras to appear too. The African theme is easy to spot in this one.
It's a shame they have also added the usual K, Q, and 10 symbols into play here, but that shouldn't detract you from playing a game with 1,024 ways to win on every spin of the reels. The scattered diamonds are worth looking for, because three or more of them could win between eight and 20 free games. Those games give you the chance to secure wild wins with multipliers worth up to 27x. That alone gives you the potential to score some massive prizes.
Stellar Jackpots with Silver Lion Slots was released on November 19th and has already won the attention of fans. Will it win your attention as well?
Watch out for the Jumping Sushi from Gamshy
Jumping Sushi? You know, it must be hard to come up with a new idea for a slot game that has never been done before. However, we think Gamshy might just have done it here. Can you think of another game featuring sushi, never mind sushi that jumps?
The title image shows various pieces of sushi doing just that, but we do wonder how it will factor into the theme. You can't say it's a game with no sense of humor! The sushi appears on the 5 x 3 game screen, set into the side of an Oriental style building. So, everything looks great in terms of design. Even the writing for the controls has an Asian look to it.
There is nothing much here you won't have seen before, except for the sushi theme of course. If you fancy something easy to play that still delivers a great experience, Jumping Sushi could just be the game for you this November.
Gamomat reveals the Aura of Jupiter: Crazy Chicken Shooter!
Now, there is a title that marries two diverse themes and smashes them together in the same game. The Crazy Chicken Shooter part of the game is a different entity to the main game. It also appears in another Gamomat title released this week, so we will dive into that shortly, once we get to the Fancy Fruits game below. Hang tight for that.
The Aura of Jupiter Slots game introduces us to the familiar world of ancient Greece and the gods of Olympus. Jupiter was the God watching over the sky and is apparently responsible for thunder! He is shown holding a lightning bolt, so we guess that makes sense.
The game screen has a rustic look about it, delivering five reels and 10 lines, so it's a manageable one to bet on. Jupiter himself has the power of a wild icon, appearing also in expanding form. Wherever he appears on a reel, he expands to fill the entire thing. He will not replace the scattered golden throne though. Three or more of those will reveal some free games for you, while one or more appearances of Jupiter in those games will grant you more free spins. Add in symbol upgrades during that feature and you get even more to look forward to.
Crystal Mania is launched by BF Games
Has it been a manic week? We know it has on the slot game front, and Crystal Mania is yet another release from the last week. This comes to us from BF Games and it features all the traditional fruit, bells, and sevens you might have seen in other games. However, it has all been given a crystal makeover, making this more sparkly than many other slots you may have played recently. If you enjoy fruity slots, this one gives a bigger scope than you might have seen elsewhere. You've got a 5 x 3 format for starters, delivering 243 ways you might win prizes.
One thing you won't get in this feature is the appearance of many bonuses. There are some free games to be won in exchange for finding some horseshoes, but that is about it. The dollar sign is wild, so that's good, but other than that this is a standard game that looks more polished than most fruity slots.
Will you be treated to Asian Fortunes from Novomatic (StakeLogic)?
Novomatic is always reliable when delivering new slot games. The Asian Fortunes slot brings us an Oriental theme, obvious from the title, and obvious too from the various icons appearing on the reels. A cute panda also has a role to play here, with no fewer than four progressive jackpots also putting in appearances above the reels.
This all-pays game looks the part, but we don't have too much more information on it right now. Will it prove to be one of the best releases this November? We have a few more days to go before we know for sure. With a nice mix of Chinese coins, Oriental-themed playing card icons, and more besides, Asian Fortunes is a pleasant game to play this month.
Gamomat introduces another Crazy Chicken Shooter variant in Fancy Fruits
So, what is all this about? The Crazy Chicken Shooter logo appears on this game title just as it did on the Aura of Jupiter title we revealed above. The game offers a basic 5 x 3 format with lots of fruit packed onto the reels, just as you might expect. However, there is the addition of a chicken looking at you from the bottom of those reels.
It turns out the chicken element is a side game, in much the same way it can appear in the Aura of Jupiter title. If you like the side game, we guess that gives you more reason to play all the Gamomat titles that feature it. It involves making an additional bet, but if you do that you stand a chance of activating another side game to play with each spin. The idea is to unlock the three padlocks that appear on the chicken coop. If you manage to do that, the chickens held within will escape.
You'll get a certain number of rounds and you might be able to get more. Your performance will determine whether you get more rounds or a chance to progress to another level. Yes, there is quite a lot to the Crazy Chicken Shooter part of the Fancy Fruits game. Will you make the extra bet that makes this slot worthwhile to play?
Which is your favorite release of this week?
You can certainly say November 16-22 was a busy week in the world of online slot games. Will it prove to be one of the best so far this year? Check out the titles we've revealed above and see whether any of them take your fancy. You could find one or two delights in there that appear at one of your often-visited casinos. If so, will you take the chance to play them to see what they're like?
With just one new Christmas-themed slot among them, there is plenty of time yet to discover new festive slots as we head closer to December. Check back with us next week to find out whether any new games have been released on that topic.